One of the more common problems associated with sexual dysfunction is low libido, also known as low sex drive. Although losing that “feeling” that makes you want to enjoy sexual activity is more commonplace, solving it on the other hand can be a bit tricky.
For some women, low libido can be a new symptom that is rooted to an emotional or physical cause. While other women may have experienced low sexual desire their entire lives due to the way their brains are hardwired. When it’s an ongoing, chronic problem it is referred to as Hypoactive sexual desire disorder. This means there is a lack of desire for sexual activity and an absence of sexual fantasies. Women with this disorder will experience a great deal of stress over their situation.
Low Desire Could Mean Many Things:
- Not Wanting to Have Sex
- Not Wanting to Masturbate
- Having Few Sexual Fantasies
- Being Worried About a Lack Of Desire
It Can Be Difficult to Know Exactly What Is Causing Your Low Sex Drive But Some Possibilities Include:
- Birth Control Pills
- Family Problems and Stress
- Depression and Anxiety
- Past Trauma
- Chronic Disease
As a woman you have the option of living with low libido, but why suffer? A fulfilling sexual relationship can bring pleasure to both you and your partner and create an intimate bond unique to the two of you. Opening up about such a private topic can be difficult but also very rewarding. It’s important to open the lines of communication and speak with a doctor.
A consultation with Dr. Shoengold will ease your concerns and provide the hope you seek. Take the first step to rekindle your sex drive and enjoy sexual activity again.